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Now displaying: August, 2020
Aug 24, 2020
Bill speaks to lecturer, editor and film programmer Abraham Castillo Flores about his path in film, from directing short films and cutting promos for the Independent Film Channel to programming for Mexico’s Mórbido Film Fest and hosting The Morbido Crypt's Guide to Mexican Fantasy and Horror Cinema events. Topics include: Luz María Rojas, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Luchador films, Liliana V. Blum, the documentaries of Paulina del Paso, contextualizing extreme films at festivals, Lucio A. Rojas’ TRAUMA, the programming work of Evrim Ersoy and Nicole McControversy, employing terror to promote safe sex, Lex Ortega, DIAMOND FLASH, the magic of editing and sharing a quiet smoke with David Lynch.  

Follow Abraham Castillo Flores on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/aullidosp


Follow Abraham Castillo Flores on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/aullidos_panteoneros/


Visit Abraham Castillo Flores’ Vimeo page:

https://vimeo.com/aullidospanteoneros


Watch THE TESTAMENT OF THE MEXICAN MUMMY:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN-cXH-ZFmk


Read a list of films from Abraham Castillo Flores's lecture at Fantastic Fest 2019: 

https://letterboxd.com/noahphex/list/the-morbido-crypts-guide-to-mexican-fantasy/


Visit the official Mórbido Film Fest site:

Aug 10, 2020
Bill speaks to film programmer Nellie Killian about her pursuits in film, from attending Orson Welles and Fritz Lang retrospectives as a child to co-founding the Migrating Forms Film Festival and teaching film courses at the Pratt Institute. They discuss her career in programming, from her work with venues like Brooklyn Academy Of Music to such recent efforts as the acclaimed TELL ME: WOMEN FILMMAKERS, WOMEN’S STORIES, now streaming on The Criterion Channel. Topics include: The Cinema Worker Solidarity Fund, experimental films, the New York Underground Film Festival, producing live subtitles for 35mm Andrzej Zulawski movie screenings, virtual cinema rentals, the publicity work of Michael Lieberman and Ryan Werner, the impact of COVID-19 on New York film culture and moderating Q&As while injured.
 
Watch on TELL ME: WOMEN FILMMAKERS, WOMEN’S STORIES on The Criterion Channel:
https://www.criterionchannel.com/tell-me-women-filmmakers-women-s-stories
 

View Nellie Killian's official site:

 
Visit the Screen Slate Twitch page:
 
Watch the Movie Club Q&A with Nellie Killian and Miriam Bale:
 
Read Eric Allen Hatch's interview with Nellie Killian:
 
Read the Artforum article on the Cinema Worker Solidarity Fund:
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